Tingalpa Wesleyan Methodist Church

Stage Number: MBSH.04.01.03

Group: Eastern & Bay

Local Study Area: Hemmant-Lytton-Port of Brisbane

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 69 Hemmant-Tingalpa Rd.Hemmant

Latitude & Longitude: -27.44900556,153.12663889

Time Link: 1866

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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Built 1866. Tingalpa District was opened for farming in 1859. From 1866 sugar cane farms spread along the River and Bulimba Creek plus crushing 7 mills (1877). This church opened in late 1866 to serve the sugar farming community. The farmers raised the funds and built the church. Five metres were later added to the Church, with the windows and fittings replaced in 1947. This church and the 1864 school were the centre of Hemmant township life. This Wesleyan Church was later simply known as the Hemmant Methodist Church. Among its trustees were the local politician Angus Gibson M.L.C. After the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational churches amalgamated in 1977, it became the Hemmant Uniting Church. Declining attendances led to the Church’s closure in 1988. It faced demolition but community action saved it to become the Hemmant Christian Community Church.


Department of Enviroment and Heritage Protection, Queensland Heritage Register citation No.600221

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 1 chain to the inch. Plan of subdivision of section 30 City of Brisbane. 1 chain to an inch. Surveyor General’s Office, Brisbane.(quarter-size). 634488